A wooden shard, cast and layered in translucent resin, fashioned as an oblique triangle and suspended against a dark primordial landscape. A haunting archetype of an outstretched body hung on a rugged cross. Light permeates the translucent layers of the work and exposes small white bowls on a table containing the symbols of the “New Covenant”; Broken Bread & Poured Wine.
In this work, the wood is the archetype representing the earth element and the cycle of life.There are two distinct edges and surfaces to the wood; A rough surface representing the ruggedness of the cross and the full humanity of Christ.While a smooth, beveled edge representing the perfected life provided by the grace of God’s New Covenant.
Translucent layers of resin, colored with deep royal purples and pearlecent whites, allows light to penetrate several layers, revealing the contrast between the heavens and the earth. When the communion station is viewed in the dark (and I am thinking a sanctuary) and when I “light charge” the sculpture, what reflects back is an eerie internal light emitting blue, aqua and iridescent green light from within the layers. Cloud layers, distant land vistas and the light of twilight show the creation of the Creator.
Light creates a balance of synergy between the surfaces of the mixed media. The dark black/blues and rusts patina on the steel provide a strong contrast between the wood and resin casts. Milky translucent layers “center” the piece, a river of living water with three transparent spheres present in what can be imagined as the river of life.The mood of the piece provides great peace and stillness. Jesus is the Light of the World.
Mixed Media 12″ x 24″ x 7″ Steel-Wood-Resin & Light